Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s

Parish
Carnival

50/50 Raffle Tickets are on sale through Wednesday, Sept. 20, and if needed through Sunday at the Carnival before the drawing of winners on Sunday.Tickets are $25 each, with 3 fabulous prizes. Only 1000 tickets will be sold.

Ride Tickets are on sale for $25.00/sheet through Wednesday, Sept. 20th in the rectory until closing time at 8:00 PM. Tickets are about 50% more at the carnival.

Volunteers Needed! Please consider taking a shift to support this parish fundraiser. Sign up by clicking the button below, or call the rectory if you need help signing up.

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Catholic Divorce
Healing Program

St. Peter’s is pleased to announce the return of an exciting program for men and women who have suffered from divorce. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a 12-week program featuring 30-minute DVD sessions each week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single — and much more. Whether you were divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, the program offers valuable insight for everyone. Contact Colleen Haerle or Kathy LaMere at colirishgirl@aol.com.

 

Evening of Prayer and
Eucharistic Adoration

Come join us on September 28 at 7:00 p.m. as we gather to pray Evening Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours in the presence of the exposed Blessed Sacrament. We will have a brief period of silent adoration and meditation followed by benediction.

 

CYO Basketball
Registration

Registration for the upcoming St Peter’s CYO basketball season is NOW OPEN!!! If you are enrolled in the St Peter’s CCD program or a student at St. Peter’s Academy, you are all eligible to participate. The cost for the season is $135, with discounts offered to families with multiple children participating. Register through Oct. 14th.

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Next Evening of
Peace and Friendship

Come join us for a relaxed evening all about exploring God’s Word in community. We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, spend some time discussing, and finish the evening with conversation and friendship over Wine/Beer/Cheese/dessert… It’s a terrific opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, an occasion for the peace of God to come into our lives.

Next Gathering: Tuesday, Oct. 10
7:30 PM – Parish Center

It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish… There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP and let us know you are coming so we can prepare.

2017:

Tuesdays:
Oct. 10
Nov. 14
Advent Gatherings (Chapel)
Nov. 28
Dec. 5
Dec. 12
Dec. 19


2018
Jan. 9

Feb. 13

Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 6
Mar. 13
Mar. 20


Apr. 10

May 8
June 12

 

St. Peter’s Rosary Society:
The Living Rosary

Rosary Society – The Living Rosary
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Living Rosary will be held in the Church on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00pm. This year, in particular, we will be honoring the 100th anniversary of Mary’s visitation at Fatima. All parishioners are welcome to join us in this beautiful, candlelight ceremony. Pray for your own special intentions and bring a family member or friend to share this experience with us.

MoMS Group
Fall Clothing Swap

It’s that time again! As you switch out the summer clothes for winter ones, please take some time to weed out those gently used clothes you no longer need.

We will be collecting gently worn maternity and children’s clothing in the parish center on Friday, September 29th from 3pm-7pm.

On Saturday, September 30th come to the Parish Center and “shop” for free from 9am-12pm. You do not need to donate any clothes in order to shop.

 

 

Walk-In Supper
Volunteers Needed

On the first Thursday of every other month, volunteers from our parish cook and serve dinner for approximately 100 poor and/or homeless people from Bergen County at the shelter in Hackensack.

Our next Walk-In Supper is Thursday, October 5th.

Help is needed for a variety of tasks. Information about the various jobs can be found on the parish website. In addition to adult volunteers, confirmation candidates and their parents are encouraged to participate. Some parishioners participate in this program as a family ministry.

If you can help, please sign up to volunteer online here or call Beth Falker at 201-460-4592.

 

Scouting Project:
Commuter Bags

YOU CAN HELP THE HOMELESS

Olivia Dunleavy has started a Commuter Bag program to help the homeless. The program consists of volunteers to take goody bags on their way to work/travels to pass out to homeless.

There are two ways to help:

  1. Sign up to deliver the bags to the homeless. Commuter Bags will be preassembled and distributed to volunteers on a regular basis as volunteers prefer.
  2. Make donations for the bags, such as travel sized toiletry items, water bottles, small healthy snack, new or gently used socks, small towels/hand cloths or $5.00 McDonald’s gift cards, etc.

There is a collection box in the Saint Peter’s Gathering Space and at the River Edge Public Library. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up to take a bag, please contact Olivia Dunleavy at 03ohdlvmzk@ gmail.com, (201) 265-9455, or text: (201) 983–7861. Thank You!

Thursday Evening
Prayer Opportunity

Prayer Opportunity
Every Thursday Evening

Looking for a different way to pray? Join us every Thursday at 7:30 PM in the Chapel to pray Evening Prayer and break open the Sunday Gospel. All are welcome!!

Materials are provided: One-time registration using the form below, or call the rectory (201) 261-3366 and leave a message for Deacon Ed Bowen to let him know you’re coming.

Pilgrim
Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

A statue of Mary is available every week for praying at home.  Pick up the statue at the rectory on Sunday (between 9:00 and 12:00) to pray with Mary throughout the week, and return it the following Sunday.



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Quick Links

Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
Saturday:
5:30 PM

Sunday:
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Daily
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of
Reconciliation

Saturday:
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Outside St. Peter’s

40 Days for Life

Take a leap of faith and get involved with 40 Days for Life this fall.

40 Days For Life is a community based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through prayer, fasting, and standing in a constant vigil outside the places where abortions are performed.

Join the hundreds of thousands of people in over 715 cities world wide participating in 40 Days for Life this Fall. September 27th to November 5th 2017 and stand in a peaceful, prayer vigil across from an abortion facility.

In Hackensack at The Women’s Choice, 10 Zabriskie St., join pro-lifers from 7AM -7PM , Monday – Sunday (all 7 days)

For more information contact: Margaret at 201- 805-0937, scullyfam@yahoo.com or Mary at 201-723-5356, doctorted2@verizon.net

Your presence will definitely make a difference and maybe save a baby’s life!

St. Padre Pio Comes to Archdiocese of NY

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Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

Knights of Columbus Membership

The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email: kofcriveredge@gmail.com, or on our website: www.kofcriveredge.com for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

LIONS Needed!

The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

Bergen Volunteers Needed

The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website (www.bergenvolunteers.org) lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

Request for Hospice Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of one year. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals.

For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-967-4313 or kiplifesourcehospice@gmail.com

Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Adopt-A-Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.

Ongoing

The Seniors of St. Peter's

For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center

St. Peter's Youth Group

Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

St. Peter's MoMS Group

MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

All are welcome!

In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:
www.support-group-nj.com

Parents Support Group

Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee

Project Linus

Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

Any question, email:
carols713@yahoo.com

St. Peter's Quilters

The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Marge Haggerty 201-262-0389 or email margity@verizon.net

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